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Re: my mechanic wrecked my 54 Clipper I need some parts
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The guys looking for parts help. I'm sure there are forums on small claims, and insurance claims that can help him elsewhere.


Posted on: 5/26 10:51:32
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Packard Murder Mystery
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I travel long distances for work, and have been listening to an Unsolved Mysteries podcast as something to pass the time.

The unsolved murder of California socialites Hazel & Nancy Frome in 1938 in Texas that involves a silver 1937 or 1938 Packard 8 that had been won at a Delaware community chest raffle.

Hazel's husband Weston Frome was an executive at the Atlas Powder Company. As this is an explosives company, he was privy to sensitive US government information, which might play into how this story unfolds.

The wife and daughter were driving cross country from California to visit their daughter/sister in South Carolina. The trip was uneventful until they started to have mechanical problems with the new Packard. They limped into El Paso, Texas and had the Packard dealer inspect the car. It would need parts and it took them 5 days to have the car repaired.

The rest of the story heavily involves the Packard, car chases, finding the Packard abandoned, cactus stuck in the grille, Green paint of a '32 Cadillac on the Packard's front fender, and 2 murders. The possibility of Pre-war Nazi's and espionage is also thought be involved as well.

It's unsolved to this day. If only that new Packard didn't have engine trouble.....




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Posted on: 5/22 11:15:41
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Re: Message from the National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio
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This is true. We just lost the World of Speed Museum here in Wilsonville, Oregon. Museums were hurting before the Covid. Now I'm sure it will take out many of them.

Posted on: 5/14 12:04:39
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Re: Message from the National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio
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Didn't mean to question your integrity.

I did enjoy all the accolades you listed. You are a plethora of knowledge.

But wouldn't the weight of the car eventually compress the rubber body mounts causing the body to be lower than from the factory? Even with such low mileage? I don't think my comment was out of order.

Posted on: 5/12 14:05:39
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Re: Message from the National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio
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No "weights in the trunk." Why would I want to do that? And why wouldn't the Torsion-Level suspension on a virtually new car negate the weights? No "soft torsion bars"... again the car at the time it was photographed had less than 1,000 miles so how would the torsion bars have gone soft?


low mileage has little to do with 4600 + pounds sitting on suspension for 20+ give or take years. Body to frame bushings can also get compressed over time.

Posted on: 5/12 8:33:21
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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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Posted on: 2/28 15:05:23
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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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Posted on: 2/28 15:01:34
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Re: Vintage Packards on the Street Thread...
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Posted on: 2/28 14:57:32
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Re: Retro fit radio
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Here is someone that we've used for conversions. He is very good.

Gary Tayman
http://www.taymanelectrical.com/

He is in Florida and have been happy with the conversions he has done. He can also do bluetooth,HD,USB and other additions to the standard conversion.

Posted on: 2/26 8:22:31
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Re: 1947 Packard Super Clipper full frame engine trans for sale
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Don't feel bad. You owe nobody an apology. It's your car, you're building if for your dad.

Now somebody else has the chance to own Jack Palance's Chassis & engine. Believe it or Not.

Posted on: 2/18 15:53:58
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